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A self-driving vehicle using its sensors to navigate traffic. Illustration.
Where we’re going In September 2017, the U.S. House passed the SELF DRIVE Act, which permits AV manufacturers to deploy up to 25,000 test vehicles per year and 100,000 annually in three years’ time. Some states, including Washington, have gone even further, signing executive orders that enable test programs to take place without a human...
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There are a number of fundamental misconceptions about parking management that serve only to cap the value attributed to parking assets. Here are the top five parking management myths that make the pros wince: 1. “People don’t care about how a parking lot looks. They just need somewhere to park their car!” Reality: Your parking...
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When you buy a Starbucks coffee, you’re not just buying the product in your hand. You’re paying for an experience; personalized yet strikingly uniform, it turns ordinary into extraordinary by consistently fulfilling consumer expectations. It wouldn’t make sense, therefore, for each Starbucks to use a different coffee supplier. It wouldn’t be advantageous to implement different...
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2017 NPA Innovation Awards In October, the National Parking Association (NPA) announced the winners of its 2017 Innovation Awards. Arguably the most prestigious prizes in parking, the NPA Innovation Awards recognize our industry’s stand-out professionals, businesses, projects and facilities. Among those to be recognized this year was Thomas Leathers, parking administrator for the City of...
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The Science of First Impressions It takes just seven seconds for us to make a first impression comprising 11 critical assumptions, according to Dr. Michael Solomon’s work at NYU’s Graduate School of Business. Within those fleeting moments, we make instinctive judgments about a person, object, or scene, including their credibility, trustworthiness, sophistication, desirability, and more....
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Healthcare facility leaders sometimes shy away from the idea of outsourced parking operations. It’s good to be cautious — hospitals, as traditionally under-parked facilities, have piqued the interest of out-of-industry firms who lack practical experience and even theoretical know-how. However, partner with the right provider, and the rewards are vast. The ISO reports that outsourcing...
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On-street parking on both sides of a busy residential street.
Successful parking companies take lots, garages, and on-street parking programs that are barely self-sustainable and turn them into a legitimate source of income. For municipalities, this means additional revenue can be injected into local projects and amenities. But beyond profit, parking managers can yield greater productivity at a lower cost, improve traffic flow, and reduce...
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A smiling patient giving his car keys to a welcoming Impark HEALTH valet attendant.
North American healthcare spending is set to rise by $777.4 billion between 2015 and 2020, according to Deloitte’s 2017 Global Health Care Sector Outlook. The upsurge relates to a forecasted increase in demand driven by population growth, population aging and, in the U.S., enhanced treatment eligibility under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The...
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